The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Thursday, February 12, 2009

While we were...in memory



This was written by meredith, and I felt compelled to share it on my blog as well. It was especially sobering as I just got over the flu myself and am now caring for my sick little ones...


While we were eating...
... they were hungry

While we were playing...
... they were restrained

While we were tucking our kids into bed...
... they were alone

While we turned up the heat...
... they laid in the icy cold

While we wrapped our children in blanket sleepers...
... they laid in their own excrement


While we sang songs and listened to music...
... they listened to the screams and cries of those around them

While we rocked our babies...
... they silently rocked themselves

While we hugged our kids...
... they scratched at their own faces and pulled their own hair for stimulation

While we cried over scraped knees...
... they moaned in their loneliness

While we brushed our daughters' beautiful hair...
... they had their heads shaven to stave off the lice

While we fought off the flu with love and nourishment...
... they got the flu and went Home.

No longer suffering... but so many more still are.

In memory of those that have never felt the love of a family, but have passed away alone. Today we learned of the passing of these two girls in Eastern Europe.

2 comments:

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Heartbreaking. So, so very sad.

schoolmother said...

I hope you are making it over the paperwork mountain :)
Joy,RR
thanks for letting people know about these 2 little girls